Out Of The Blue Charters
Out Of The Blue Charters
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Islamorada, Florida Keys known to many as The Sport Fishing Capital of the World. Travelers from all over the world come to the Florida Keys to experience the natural beauty the crystal clear waters and enjoy our subtropical weather maybe it’s the relaxing breezes or cold drinks.
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Zach Jones
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I’m a fly fishing guide from Montana and booked a trip with Capt Monson in November the last two years. I cant express enough how professional and experienced Todd is. As a trout angler my salt water skills were lacking to say the least. Unlike some guided trips I’ve had in the past, Todd was just as focused on helping me become a better angler as well as catching fish. Leading up to my trip Todd reached out to me several times just to let me know how the fishing was and to make sure I was squared away with what gear I needed to bring etc. After fishing each day we went out to dinner with Todd where I really got to know him. Todd is a stand up guy with a good sense of humor and always shoots you straight. Todd was patient all three days and never gave up on me when I would make mistakes. He kept on me all and made sure I knew the areas I could improve on as well as letting me know when I did it right. Todd is one of the best guides I’ve ever fished with and can’t wait to fish with him again next year.
Written January 29, 2020
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Jess D
35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
We booked Capt Todd on the recommendation of a recommendation and sort of last minute. He was very prompt with communication and we were able to plan something within minutes. Our biggest goal was to make sure our 9yr old had fun. The boat was plenty big for the three of us to all fish at the same time and very clean. We cruised around Everglades National Park, beautiful scenery the whole time. He made a pitstop for our daughter to checkout some Tarpon up close and personal which was very exciting for her. During the trip we were catching fish the entire time, mainly snapper. We caught a couple small sharks as well which was the highlight of the trip for our daughter. Capt Todd was great sharing neat factoids with us and he showed and helped our daughter hold the shark she caught by herself for a memorable photo! He's very knowledgable and personable. We will be back for an adult trip to fly fish with him someday!
Written February 23, 2021
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Amy
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Our family had an awesome morning on the water with Capt. Todd, it was definitely the best fishing trip we have ever been on. We had a great time from the moment we stepped onto the boat until we stepped off. We experienced catching fish we have never caught before. Captain Todd HOOKED us up! We cannot wait until our next trip is booked! We highly recommend Out of the Blue Charter for memories that will last a lifetime!
Written March 30, 2021
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fisheze
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
I had a day reserved with Todd and all seemed ok. I later texted him to see if I could add a day to the charter. He said he would check and get back to me. I never heard back from him - even after I texted him a couple of reminders over the next 2 weeks. He became completely unresponsive. I have since booked two other guides for this trip.
I would never recommend this guide to anyone. Very unprofessional.
Written May 10, 2022
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Cow Gal Travel
Ekalaka, MT16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015
Had an epic day of spearfishing recently with Captain Todd of Out of the Blue Charters. Not only did I have the chance to better my freediving techniques, I also brought home a whole bag of my favorite fresh fish.

We speared an incredible amount of Hogfish and a few solid mangrove snappers. Although I have been vacationing to the Keys for years to Spearfish, it is safe to say this was the best trip I have ever been on!

Todd has so much knowledge of the sport and thoroughly enjoys teaching others. For those who love to spearfish, snorkel, and add some excitement to their vacation, Out of the Blue provides the perfect trip.
Written February 6, 2015
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Dan S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Couples
My wife and I booked an inshore fishing trip with Todd and had an amazing time right from the get go. We arrived at the dock 5 minutes early, and Todd was sitting on the dock waiting for us. Todd's new boat offers a smooth ride even in some choppy water, and the gear he uses is top of the line, and he knew where the fish were at. We appreciated the way Todd patiently taught us different techniques, while also representing good ethics and morals in fishing. Most of all, I think what surprised me the most was at the end of the day, as I walked away from the dock I felt that I had just spent the day fishing with one of my buddies back home. I would highly recommend going on a trip with Todd. I hope to do so again myself in the near future.
Written April 9, 2014
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Trey P
Nashville, TN1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
If you're reading reviews on Capt. Todd Monson (Out Of The Blue Charters or Ketchikan Fishing Company) you'll likely see the many positive reviews about fun and successful fishing trips. Unfortunately, this review isn't one of those. Let me start by saying this review isn't about the knowledge or success Todd has about fishing. This review is about the owner's professionalism and how he conducts his business with paying customers.
In May 2019 I contacted Todd to book a fishing trip while my wife and I were going to be in Ketchikan, AK in September. He was very responsive via text answering our questions and eventually asking me to pay a refundable deposit to book our trip. No worries, I thought. Unfortunately, due to bad weather, out of anyone's control our ship couldn’t dock in Ketchikan the morning of our trip. I called Todd and left him a v/m the evening before. After I returned home, I contacted Todd to make sure he knew what happened. He acknowledged the weather caused us to cancel our stop and assured me via text (that I still have) he would refund our deposit. I've waited over a month and haven't heard from Todd. I've texted him numerous times, as that’s the only way he's communicated with me, however, I also emailed and called him. I even went as far as requesting the refund through Venmo as he has a Venmo account. No response.
It's unfortunate this has happened because fishing is one of my favorite hobbies and I assure you I would have been a returning customer. Unfortunately, due to Todd's unprofessionalism and breach of contract I'm forced to let others know how he operates. His website clearly states if a trip is canceled due to weather a 100% refund is given. That just isn't true. Use caution about giving him money up front.
Written October 23, 2019
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gisele m
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
If your looking for a fishing captain in the Keys, Capt. Todd Monson is your man.
Capt. Todd is an experienced fishing guide who gives you the ultimate fishing adventure. He is extremely knowledgeable, a wonderful teacher for the beginner angler, and great with kids.
Thanks Capt. Todd for a memorable vacation!
Written January 16, 2018
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Bree B
Detroit, MI21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
Capt. Todd went above and beyond to provide my husband and I an awesome fishing experience. Being from the Midwest, he waylaid any fears or superstitions my husband had about the ocean and we were even able to catch some mahi mahi for dinner that evening. If you're looking for a great captain who knows the waters and the islands look no further than Capt. Todd Monson of Out of the Blue Charters!
Written April 19, 2017
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Nschintzius
El Calafate, Argentina2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
This guy definitely knows his stuff! Couldn't have been happier! Lots of fish! Perfect teacher and a really fun day!
Written February 21, 2017
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